The NES Classic was Nintendo's first home console; hence, it will always remain special, but the SNES mini will be more exciting owing to a better software line-up and more advanced catalog of classic games.
The NES Classic contained 30 emulated games, meaning that owners did not need to supply original game cartridges.
The NES Classic has been very hard to find in stores and online since its reemergence in November a year ago. Whatever Nintendo thought was enough for the NES Classic, they'll need triple this time.
Towards the end of last week, the NES Classic was officially discontinued by Nintendo.
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According to an exclusive by Eurogamer, Nintendo is gearing up to launch a second mini version of one if its hit console systems, SNES. And while the NES Mini was a surprising success, it's unlikely that it was so successful to justify opening more production facilities to make both simultaneously.
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The price and the included games are still not known and Nintendo has not confirmed anything.
Many classic SNES titles weren't even released in Europe though, including classics such as Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG, and EarthBound. Plus, with Mega Man 2 coming to the NES, we can only hope that the awesome Mega Man X and Street Fighter series come to the SNES box too. Last season's console was among the chart toppers during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so it's nearly certain that the upcoming SNES Mini is going to do the same this year.
The NES Classic Edition was a commercial failure. Let's just hope that Nintendo makes sure there's plenty of stock to go around this time.
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